Apple tells Taiwan suppliers to label products ‘made in China’ instead of ‘made in Taiwan’

In a report, Apple has asked its Taiwan-based suppliers to start labeling their products as having been made in China.

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Reportedly, the effort is intended to avoid any issues it could have from strict Chinese customs inspections stemming from Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

Last week, Apple told suppliers in Taiwan that China has now started strictly enforcing a long-standing rule that Taiwanese-made parts and components must be labeled as being made either in “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei,”, Nikkei Asia reports.

Reportedly, using the phrase “Made in Taiwan” on an import declaration form, documents, or on products entering China could cause major shipping bottlenecks and hold up products and lead to fines.

Recently, a shipment from Taiwan to mainland China was held up by authorities in order to check the labeling of products.

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